Author: Karen Scott
The medicine and dentistry divide in cancer care
We have a problem. There is a troubling gap between the medical and dental communities when it comes to cancer care. As a result, health care providers and their patientsRead More
Connecting the dots
Dr. Patel managed to see places on her bucket list, including the Maldives this summer. I remember watching Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement address as a dental school applicant whoRead More
Something to be thankful for
As we prepare our hearts, minds, and bellies for the season of giving thanks, I found a symbolic comparison of those English immigrants and refugees to the journey dentists face.Read More
How Deep Is The Connection Between Gum Disease And COVID-19 Complications?
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology came up with an interesting fact that there is a strong association between periodontitis and the complications of COVID-19. AfterRead More
Healing Craze Lines and Fractures with Hydroxyapatite
Cracked teeth are the third most common reason for tooth loss.1 But when it comes to your teeth, a crack is not just a crack. You may have what looksRead More
Are Permanent Retainers the Right Choice for You?
Retainers are appliances you should wear once you remove your braces. They are either permanent or removable. A permanent or fixed retainer is, basically, a piece of metal wire attachedRead More
Hydroxyapatite Vs. Fluoride: How Do They Compare?
Dentists have recommended fluoride toothpaste for stronger cavity-resistant teeth for decades.1 It is still considered the “gold standard” in dental schools, despite its safety concerns. But there’s a new ingredientRead More
Benefits of Oral Probiotics & Best Strains
Probiotics are microorganisms (mainly bacteria) that provide benefits to humans – from the prevention of bad breath and cavities to improved gum health. Probiotics in oral health are supported by yearsRead More
‘Heal Your Oral Microbiome’ Book Review
Many health-related articles and websites point to having a healthy gut microbiome as the key to living an overall healthy lifestyle. However, before the gut microbiome comes into the picture,Read More
Building trust with our patients
As dentists, we took a professional oath to care for our patients. We entered the profession with the ideological belief that we can and will make a difference in ourRead More